Area Attractions

Get your camera ready, there’s so much to see in and around Salmon Idaho!

Salmon Idaho attracts visitors from around the world and we look forward to our returning guests year after year. Most are drawn to our abundant opportunities for outdoor adventures in a pristine land untouched by time.  Come explore our ghost towns, scenic drives, mountain trails, national forests, and hot springs. Pan for gold or dig for opals.  For the adventurous spirit, whitewater rafting and Steelhead fishing is a popular attraction in Salmon Idaho. We are known worldwide as the “White Water Capital of the World”.  Make the most of your vacation when you allow when of our many licensed outfitters to guide your fishing, rafting, hunting, or horseback riding trips.

Below is a sampling of the numerous attractions that makes the Salmon area your must see vacation destination in Idaho.

Annual Events Fun for visiting tourists and residents alike are our many Annual Events you won’t want to miss! 
ATV, Biking & Hiking Trails Venture out to explore unlimited miles of trails by horseback, on foot, mountain bike, or ATV. Winter trail fun offers snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing.
Canyons and Rivers Escape to the
Dining and Breweries From fast food to full service restaurants and fine dining, you can find it all in and around Salmon Idaho. Take a night off from cooking and dishes, and meet your friends out where good food, good service, and good times await!
Ghost Towns & Scenic Byways Ghost Towns
Historic Museums Want to feel inspired, discover Lemhi County museums as a great way to spend time with family and friends. Lemhi County Museum is home to a beautiful collection of Lemhi Shoshone artifacts, along with logging, mining and ranching artifacts. Gibbonsville Idaho museum showcases logging and mining artifacts.
Mountains, Hot Springs & Lakes The magnificent mountain views surrounding Lemhi county inspires bursts of energy to get out and savor every moment of the day! The natural beauty of this outdoor paradise where rugged to lush mountains, natural hot springs and high mountain lakes offers year round recreation. Various trails allow you to explore by car, ATV, horseback, snowshoes, snowmobile and even skiing, depending on the time of year.
Outdoor Adventures Salmon Idaho is the “Whitewater Capital of the World” for fabulous Whitewater River Rafting trips and in 2012 was named #2 on the list 35 Best Hunting & Fishing Towns in the US Best Cities by Outdoor Life! Our warm western hospitality offers so much more. Mountain Biking, Motocross, Rodeos, Horseback Riding, ATV trail riding, Bird Watching are all popular activities enjoyed by residents and visitors each year. Winter activities include downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.
Parks & Recreation Our love of the outdoors is evident in Salmon Idaho with 6 city parks for your enjoyment. If you want to relax, picnic, play games, walk, skateboard, fill your thirst for knowledge, host a party or family reunion, and even fish, there is a public park to waiting for your arrival.Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Skateboarding, Dance, and Hockey!
Sacajawea and Lewis & Clark Appreciate the pastSacajawea Center The Best Little Events Center in Idaho and 
Unique Shopping Take home memories of Salmon Idaho area with quality souvenirs and logo wear, local photography, jewelry and beautiful artwork by local artists. Whether your taste is for Vintage, New or Collectibles you can find it in Lemhi County. 
Wilderness and Wildlife We offer millions of acres to explore to please both the backcountry adventurer choosing to explore wilderness on trails or off the beaten path and the casual viewer exploring by car. We are the Gateway to the Frank Church “River of No Return” Wilderness Area, the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states and the Salmon Challis National Forest. Wildlife is abundant as you may see antelope, bald eagles, big horn sheep, mountain goats, deer  and elk to name a few.


The Sacajawea Interpretive, Cultural, Educational & Events Center is dedicated to honoring America’s great historical heroine, Sacajawea, and her role in the Corps of  Discovery.  The Center lies in the heart of Sacajawea’s homeland.  The 71-acre park is located just 2 miles east of downtown Salmon, Idaho. The unique outdoor setting is indeed the “natural choice for travelers.”  Its river corridor and fields of open space conserve some of the bet wildlife habitat in the valley, while providing a peaceful spot to take in the scenic views of the stunning peaks of the Continental Divide. Special events are also held all summer long including fun activities for kids and adults alike.  Walking trails and park are open year round during daylight hours. Stop and see the Visitor Center open late spring through early fall Mon-Sat 9am-5pm and on Sunday from 12:30pm-5pm.

Sacajawea offers a variety of Rental Spaces for your indoor and outdoor events for those planning on hosting an event in Salmon Idaho. Weddings, Receptions, Conferences, Business Meetings, Private Parties, and Group Events are all welcome.








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